Photos: Car bombing in Baghdad’s Sadr kills 12, ISIS claims attack

An explosives-laden car went off at the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad's Shiite district, Iraq on Monday killing 12 people and wounding 28. Islamic State later claimed responsibility.

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A car bomb exploded at the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad’s Shiite district of Sadr City on Monday morning, killing 12 people and wounding atleast 28. In a statement carried out by Amaq, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP)

A car bomb exploded at the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad’s Shiite district of Sadr City on Monday morning, killing 12 people and wounding atleast 28. In a statement carried out by Amaq, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP)

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People and security forces gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad,Iraq. Security sources said the bombing occurred near one of Baghdad’s largest shopping centres at around 10:30 am. (Ali Abdul Hassan / AP)

People and security forces gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad,Iraq. Security sources said the bombing occurred near one of Baghdad’s largest shopping centres at around 10:30 am. (Ali Abdul Hassan / AP)

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The explosion damaged several stalls at the market and gutted shops in the adjoining shopping centre with debris, glass and vegetables strewn across the ground. (Wissm al-Okili / REUTERS)

The explosion damaged several stalls at the market and gutted shops in the adjoining shopping centre with debris, glass and vegetables strewn across the ground. (Wissm al-Okili / REUTERS)

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A member of Iraqi security forces put a warning tape at the site of a car bomb attack in Jamila market in Baghdad.IS has claimed several bombings in Baghdad, many taking place after the jihadist group became the target of a massive assault on its Mosul bastion which Iraqi forces retook in July after nine months of fighting. (Wissm al-Okili / REUTERS)

A member of Iraqi security forces put a warning tape at the site of a car bomb attack in Jamila market in Baghdad.IS has claimed several bombings in Baghdad, many taking place after the jihadist group became the target of a massive assault on its Mosul bastion which Iraqi forces retook in July after nine months of fighting. (Wissm al-Okili / REUTERS)

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The latest bombing comes as Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary coalition dominated by Shiite fighters, some from Sadr City battle IS in their last pocket in the northern province of Nineveh. (Wissm al-Okili / REUTERS)

The latest bombing comes as Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary coalition dominated by Shiite fighters, some from Sadr City battle IS in their last pocket in the northern province of Nineveh. (Wissm al-Okili / REUTERS)

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It was a thunderous explosion,’said Hussein Kadhim, a 35-year old porter and father of three who was wounded in his right leg. ‘It sounds that the security situation is still uncontrollable and I’m afraid that such bombings will make a comeback.’ (AFP)

It was a thunderous explosion,’said Hussein Kadhim, a 35-year old porter and father of three who was wounded in his right leg. ‘It sounds that the security situation is still uncontrollable and I’m afraid that such bombings will make a comeback.’ (AFP)

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Bulldozers were still trying to clear the area at noon on Monday including clearing two cars that were destroyed in the blast.According to medical sources, members of the security forces were among the victims confirmed in the toll. (Wissm al-Okili/REUTERS)

Bulldozers were still trying to clear the area at noon on Monday including clearing two cars that were destroyed in the blast.According to medical sources, members of the security forces were among the victims confirmed in the toll. (Wissm al-Okili/REUTERS)

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Iraqi military said it had ‘fully liberated’ Tal Afar’s town centre from IS militants.Tal Afar was one of the few remaining towns in Iraq still in IS hands following the liberation of Mosul in July from the Islamic State group. The Sunni militant group still controls the northern town of Hawija, as well as Qaim, Rawa and Ana in western Iraq near the Syrian border. (Wissm al-Okili/ REUTERS)

Iraqi military said it had ‘fully liberated’ Tal Afar’s town centre from IS militants.Tal Afar was one of the few remaining towns in Iraq still in IS hands following the liberation of Mosul in July from the Islamic State group. The Sunni militant group still controls the northern town of Hawija, as well as Qaim, Rawa and Ana in western Iraq near the Syrian border. (Wissm al-Okili/ REUTERS)

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